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A Look Inside Early Decision & Early Action Options

Westface College Planning welcomes guest blogger Peter Van Buskirk, Founder and President of Best College Fit (BCF), a website that promotes a healthy, student-centered, college-going process for families of all backgrounds. Applying Early Decision (ED) and Early Action (EA) are increasingly popular options for college applicants. The following is a breakdown of what you need to know before you…

College Fairs 101

Westface College Planning welcomes guest blogger, Lisa Marker-Robbins, the owner/CEO of Learning Enrichment & Assistance Program, LLC (LEAP). Fall is a common time for college fairs. Juniors and seniors, even sophomores, can connect with dozens of colleges in well fell swoop. However, it’s essential to be planned out before the fair to make the most of your time…

September 2015 Newsletter: High School Senior Checklist, College Discounts & More

September 2015 Newsletter Private College Discounts On The Rise It’s September! Everyone is back in school and it’s time to do some planning. This month’s Featured Find examines recent data indicating tuition discount rates are on the rise and the expected impact on smaller private colleges. It’s a crucial time for organizing your college financial…

Your High School Senior’s College Checklist

Did you just begin your final year of high school? Is college on the horizon? Preparedness is key for successful college planning. Staying on top of deadlines and remembering all the requirements can be a task in itself. As you prepare to move on to the next phase of your life, college planning is a…

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Tell Your Kids: Choose a Career, Not a Major

Children are commonly asked, “What do you want to be when you grow up?”  They dream big: Astronauts, firefighters, doctors, etc.  Although your teen might not want to be an astronaut anymore, what they want their career to be when they finish school needs to be a driving force behind their decisions. Common wisdom claims…

Summer 2015 Programs & Internships

Future Investing with Summer Programs and Internships

Seniors: With summer approaching, you and other high school students may first bask in the glow of three months away from essays and assigned projects.  Once that feeling subsides—particularly for all of you wonderfully ambitious students—you’ll wonder if any options exist to keep your mind stimulated, prepare yourself for their future careers, or possibly explore…